Dominion Realigns Exec. Responsibilities With Shift To Dedicated Chief Innovation Officer
Dominion announced that, "[i]n recognition of the importance of innovation at Dominion Energy," Mark O. Webb, currently senior vice president-Corporate Affairs and chief innovation officer, will focus solely on his chief innovation officer role, effective Feb. 1, 2019, and continue to report to Thomas F. Farrell, II, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
William L. Murray, vice president-State and Electric Public Policy, will become senior vice president-Corporate Affairs & Communications on February 1, reporting to Farrell.
"Late last year our board of directors approved a new core value – Embrace Change," Farrell said. "Part of this value is a commitment to increasing innovation in our industry, and I am pleased to have Mark focus his energies there."
Webb, who joined Dominion Energy in 1997 as assistant general counsel, is and will continue to be responsible for overseeing all efforts to foster innovation, creativity and development in the company's people, processes and strategy. In his more than 20-year career at Dominion Energy, he has served as general counsel, chief legal officer and chief risk officer. He also worked in policy and business evaluation in the Alternative Energy Solutions group. He was named vice president in 2013 and senior vice president in 2016. Webb became chief innovation officer in July 2018.
Murray will oversee Dominion Energy's federal, state and local government relations; corporate communications; advertising; public relations; creative services; philanthropy; and community affairs. He began working for Dominion Energy in 2007 after a long career in state and federal government and public policy. He was named senior policy director-Public Policy and Electric Policy in 2016 and was promoted to his current position as vice president-State and Electric Public Policy in May 2017.
Dominion also announced that it has hired Gregory A. "Greg" Hitt as vice president-Corporate Communications. Hitt comes to Dominion Energy from Walmart Inc., where he has served as vice president-Global Corporate Communications since 2015.